Tulsa DA says pair will face 94 charges in Rose Hill vandalism

Wednesday, August 30th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Two Tulsa men accused of cemetery vandalism will face hate crime charges. 93 Jewish headstones were knocked down at Rose Hill Memorial Park in Tulsa last Friday. 20-year-old Jonathon Duke and 18-year-old Dillon Bell were arrested in the incident.

Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris says he plans to file 94 charges, including malicious intimidation, because of race, color or religion. That charge is a misdemeanor hate crime in Oklahoma. The men will also face a felony count of malicious injury to property.
"I'm not holding anything back on this,” Harris said. In fact, I'm following the law to the fullest extent I can possibly charge." The felony count alone is punishable by two years in prison and a $10,000 fine.